13 years ago, states were encouraged to set their legal blood-alcohol limits to .08, or they would risk losing a substantial amount of their federal highway funds. Now, with drunk driving making up one-third of all traffic-related deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking that the legal blood-alcohol limit be lowered to .05. […]
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No parent wants to wake up to a phone call in the middle of the night. Often those calls mean bad news. And with teenagers exhibiting dangerous behaviors now more than ever out on the road, more parents may be getting those horrific calls. It was reported by the Institute for Highway Safety that 11 […]
Aggressive is definitely an adjective you could use to describe Senate Bill 289. The bill would call for a “zero tolerance” policy for driving while under the influence of drugs, including, but not limited to marijuana, heroin and painkillers. Of course, lawfully prescribed drugs would not be included under the policy. Senate Bill 289 was […]
Every 32 minutes. That’s how often someone in the US dies at the hand of impaired driving. This number is engrained in the minds of students at Hoquiam High School. A program called “Every 32-Minute) came to a close yesterday, but the haunting memory of it should stick with students for awhile. In the program, […]
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is taking a new approach in trying to keep drunk drivers off the road tonight. That approach is called Twitter-shaming. Now some of you may have heard about the trendy LA restaurant that Twitter-shamed some of their would-be guests. People who had made reservations, but […]
Angel Alberto Cruz Perez, now 24, knew that he had hit something on that fateful November night. He had just been drinking at a restaurant when he got behind the wheel of his SUV and drove off into the night. He sped his Toyota through an intersection in Santa Ana, California, and hit three people: […]
Any drunk driving incident is sickening to hear or read about, but those involving cops doing the drinking and driving are especially unsettling. 39-year-old David M. Bisard was a police officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department when he was arrested after a fatal accident that he had caused. He had been driving his patrol […]
Four. That’s how many DUI convictions 48-year-old James R. Door had in the past ten years. And just this Tuesday he was arrested for driving under the influence yet again, marking his fifth drunk driving charge and his 11th felony conviction. Prosecutors are calling Door “a poster child for felony DUI law.” This last arrest […]
Drunk and reckless driving seems to have claimed yet another life. A young woman is dead after the vehicle she was riding in drove into two barriers on I-5 southbound in Seattle late last night. After the impact, the victim was thrown from the car and died. Investigations by troopers have concluded that she was […]
101 miles per hour. That’s how fast Petr Zimin of Portland was driving when he was chased down Interstate 205 in Oregon two nights ago. In addition to driving well over the speed limit, Zimin was snaking in and out of traffic, causing dangerous conditions for fellow drivers all over the road. He was finally […]